Meanings of minor planet names: 128001–129000

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As minor planet discoveries are confirmed, they are given a permanent number by the IAU's Minor Planet Center, and the discoverers can then submit names for them, following the IAU's naming conventions. The list below concerns those minor planets in the specified span of numbers that have received names, and explains the meanings of those names. Besides the Minor Planet Circulars (in which the citations are published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.

Minor planets not yet given a name have not been included in this list.

Name Provisional Designation Source of Name
128036 Rafaelnadal 2003 KM18 Rafael Nadal, Spanish tennis player
128054 Eranyavneh 2003 MR9 Eran Yavneh, Israeli student, dead of cancer at age 27 (and probably a friend of the discoverer)
128062 Szrogh 2003 NW5 György Szrogh, Hungarian architect and professor of the Hungarian University of Arts and Design
128065 Bartbenjamin 2003 OK Bart Benjamin, American curator at the Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences in Peoria, Illinois, later director of the Cernan Earth and Space Center at Triton College in west suburban Chicago, and member of the Peoria (Illinois) Astronomical Society
128166 Carora 2003 QQ105 Carora, Venezuela
128177 Griffioen 2003 RA11 Roger Griffioen, American former dean and physics department chair of Calvin College
128297 Ashlevi 2003 XD11 Ashlie Philpott and Levi Lemley, grandchildren of the discoverer
128474 Arbacia 2004 PD1 Patricio Dominguez Ärbaciä(1964–2013), professor of paleontology at the Complutense University of Madrid.
128523 Johnmuir 2004 PX42 John Muir, Scottish-American conservationist
128562 Murdin 2004 PM90 Paul Geoffrey Murdin (born 1942) held senior positions at the Royal Greenwich Observatory and other major institutions, and was a vice president and treasurer of the International Astronomical Union
128586 Jeremias 2004 QW Jeremias Ries, godchild of the discoverer
128622 Rudiš 2004 RU Viktor Rudiš, Czech architect
128627 Ottmarsheim 2004 RM8 Ottmarsheim, Alsace, France
128633 Queyras 2004 RF12 Queyras, a valley of the French Alps
128895 Bright Spring 2004 TW Bright Spring, the title of an essay by Summer Vigil, a second-grade student in Albuquerque, New Mexico, about the fictitious discovery of a new major planet
128925 Conwell 2004 TJ70 James Conwell, professor at Eastern Illinois University since 1985, and the director of the Eastern Illinois University observatory since founding it in 2004
Preceded by
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 128,001–129,000
Succeeded by